NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former New Orleans Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason says that until there's a cure for his paralyzing disease, technology is the cure.
He showed off some of that technology Thursday at a residence he's creating for up to 18 people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or multiple sclerosis, another disease that progressively damages the nervous system.
A computerized system in the Team Gleason House lets someone control lights, doors, window shades, televisions, and room temperature by moving a hand or with head, eyes, or breath.
Chase gave Gleason's foundation $350,000 to install the system made by Promixis LLC of Jupiter, Fla.
The home at St. Margaret's Daughters Home is expected to open this spring. It's the second designed for ALS and MS patients. The other is in Chelsea, Mass.
New Orleans police are investigating the burglary of a funeral home. A hearse was among the items stolen.more>>
"[The burglar] went by and viewed a few bodies," owner Louis Charbonnet said. "He walked by one particular famous guy we have in here, and he stopped and visited with him and went about his business of stealing." more>>
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SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. Deputiesmore>>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.more>>